Alan James Hartman

Cincinnati, OH


Alan, an accomplished intellectual property and information technology attorney, provides clients with pragmatic legal and business advice. A go-to lawyer for information technology transactions with over 30 years of experience, Alan helps clients achieve business objectives by reviewing, negotiating, and drafting IT contracts. Having represented numerous vendors and end-users alike, he is able to bring an appreciation of both perspectives to the table to achieve win-win solutions. Alan provides practical legal and business counseling on IT transactions and creative approaches to protecting and advancing his clients’ interests. 

With significant experience in technology development and commercialization, including licensing and technology transfers, cloud computing, e-commerce, website development and hosting, security and privacy, Alan assists clients in IP protection and trademark and copyright registration and prosecution. He provides consultation and strategic planning in the areas of business entity formation and funding, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, and product acquisition and distribution. 

Alan’s motto is “Taking the business approach to legal issues, not the legal approach to business issues!” 

Alan and his wife, Jann, live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. They have four children, and one grandchild. He is active in his church, serving his parish as a commissioned lay pastoral minister, and participating in and facilitating various parish activities. He coaches his youngest son's soccer team. Alan is also a Trustee and President of Franciscans Network, a nonprofit corporation that supports Franciscans and other men and women who work to promote and protect human rights throughout the world. He is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the International Technology Law Association, the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, and The Circuit-Cincinnati's Digital Connection. He serves on the Advisory Board for UpTech, Inc. (an informatics business accelerator), the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Informatics of Northern Kentucky University, and the Board of Advisors for the Transactional Law Practice Center of Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law. 

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Ulmer & Berne, LLP 600 Vine Street,
Cincinnati OH, 45202